The brakes are unchanged and work great. The front brake has a very progressive feel, which was easily noticeable when descending Glen Helen’s steep hills that make for excellent braking zones to max out the front brake as well as load the fork. Under heavy downhill braking, the fork held up very well while still moving enough to make it comfortable. The shock tracked well under braking and even with little to no load, there was only minor kicking. The gas tank and shroud area is still a little wide, especially in comparison to other bikes in the class. In higher-speed corners, we noticed that as long as we kept our head forward, we were able to steer with the front and let the rear drift around without much oversteer.